Super Bowl Sunday – A message from Dean Elmore

February 1st, 2018

Dear Friends,

Word is that more than 100 million people will gather in living rooms, watering holes, and other good and simple places to watch the final American football game of the season. The first Sunday in February is, de facto, an unofficial American national holiday. (We can’t wait to see if Justin Timberlake can come out of the woods and make his halftime set, in Minneapolis, sufficiently Purple.)

To assist you in your Super Bowl Sunday – this Sunday, February, 4 – planning, we write with a quick update regarding Boston University and City of Boston preparations for the big day.

(First, free up your Sunday schedule by putting a little extra schoolwork beforehand.) We encourage you to join festivities – regardless of whom you’re cheering for – at a party scheduled at the George Sherman Union’s Metcalf Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m. Some of the night’s free giveaways include tickets to a Trevor Noah show and an Apple Watch (find out more and RSVP here).

The Boston University Police Department is working with the City of Boston, the Boston Police Department, and surrounding agencies, universities, and colleges to ensure that you can be festive and free of personal injury and vandalism. Even if you won’t watch the game, you should know that the area surrounding Kenmore Square will be closed during and after Sunday’s Super Bowl game – we recommend you avoid biking, driving, or walking through or around Kenmore Square. If you need to go past Kenmore Square on foot or by bike, please use Bay State Road.

We’re waiting to see if the commercials are an innovative reflection of the times. We’ve all gone at it hard the last two weeks – time to check in with friends, loved ones, and strangers too. Meet up; enjoy the spectacle of Super Bowl Sunday; root for your team; and, most importantly, stay safe,

Kenneth Elmore
Associate Provost and Dean of Students

Kelly Nee
Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety

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